The Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program (AIG)

The purpose of the AIG program is to address the needs of students with high ability and/or aptitude for learning. The program provides differentiated instruction and curriculum approaches beyond that of the regular classroom. It includes acceleration options, opportunities for individual interest development, and high-level problem solving skills.

 The program provides an identification process using multiple criteria, including aptitude, achievement, and student performance. The program promotes the early identification of potentially gifted learners at grades K-3 in order to provide enrichment opportunities.

The program provides a variety of service options, including gifted-education resources, cluster grouping, subject and grade acceleration, and advanced subject grouping of gifted learners.

There are a variety of enrichment opportunities, including academic competitions, field trips, fine arts activities, problem-solving investigations, special interest clubs, summer enrichment opportunities.


  • Union Elementary AIG Students Learn About Banking

    Members form Fifth Third Bank visited AIG math students from Union Elementary and informed students about banking. The presenters talked about interest, savings, investing and other financial topics. Students were able to solve mathematical scenarios that involved saving money and the amount of interest they might receive.

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  • Becoming Solemates

    Kensington Elementary, in partnership with Community Recycling, held a drive to collect gently used shoes and recycle them for reuse.

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  • New Town's Wax Museum Brings Famous Faces To Life

    Recently, Mrs. Myrick’s 5th grade AIG Reading students at New Town Elementary participated in the Wax Museum, a research project that incorporated ELA standards in reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

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  • Sharing The Love of Reading

    Fifth grade AIG students at Kensington Elementary were inspired by Mohandas Gandhi’s quote, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” After reading about Gandhi and reflecting upon his words, students were inspired to make a change in the world. Students thought collecting books for others in need would be a good way to make a difference.

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  • Toy Hacking Project at Wingate Elementary School

    Students in Mrs. Toot’s AIG class worked on a week long project that involved disassembling unused battery operated toys which were donated by students and staff at Wingate Elementary.

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  • New Town AIG Students Learn About Ancient Egypt

    Recently, Mrs. Jacob’s 4th grade AIG students at New Town Elementary completed a global unit on Ancient Egypt.

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  • Boxes Of Hope Project

    Boxes of Hope Project - 4th Grade AIG Secret buddies? How mysterious---and how fun!! The fourth grade AIG students were given the names and survey sheets of their Secret Buddies in mid-November after reading a story from the anthology Birthday Surprises. Knowing that the objective of this activity was to create gifts from the heart, they created five “gifts” for their buddies.

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Lisa Gibson

Lisa Gibson, Director of AIG and Federal Programs

  • Phone: 704-296-0823
    Fax: 704-289-2457